Executive Assistant to the Chair/Kaiwhakahaere Matua

Posted on 01-Aug-2022  
Application Close Date: 15-Aug-2022
Job Details
Position Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Job Reference:

We're looking for an Executive Assistant to the Chair to join our dedicated and hardworking team. This role is permanent, full-time, based in our central Wellington office, and while it reports directly to the Chief Executive, it has a dotted reporting line to the Chair.

About the role:
This varied role is responsible for providing high level, confidential executive support to the Chair. This role involves working closely with the Councillors, active diary and inbox management, liaising with Central and Local Government, liaising with key business partners, being involved in regional projects, organising events and working with all departments of Greater Wellington.

For more information, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Skills and experience required:

As the perfect candidate for this role, you'll be an experienced and highly capable senior executive assistant who understands the political environment Greater Wellington operates in, and the role our Council Chair plays. You'll have a high degree of integrity and discretion, ability to build and maintain relationships, superb time management skills and the ability to cope with fast moving and changing situations - this is a busy role!  Team fit here is key, you'll work collegially with your colleagues and your calming personality will help set others at ease. Make no mistake, this is a hardworking team, but we also enjoy a laugh – so bring your sense of humour.

About Greater Wellington:

Every day we put all our energy into protecting and enhancing our region. We carefully balance sustainability with economic growth and protection with expansion.

We're a growing and diverse region, and it's our role to protect our environment while also meeting the cultural, social and economic needs of our communities. We're specifically responsible for environment management, flood protection and land management, provision of regional parks, public transport planning and funding, and metropolitan water supply.

It's about dealing with today and planning for the future, especially with the challenges of climate change.

What we offer:

We're all about growing our people through professional development and experience across everything the council does and we provide a range of benefits that help our staff balance their own lifestyle and work commitments: -

  • Generous leave allowances
  • Flexible working
  • Medical and trauma insurance
  • “Dress for your day”
  • Subsidised social clubs
  • Modern, new offices


Located in our new Cuba Mall offices, there's also lots of opportunity to sample the great coffee and food in the area!

How to apply:

Click on the Apply link to view the job description and to apply for the role with a cover letter and CV.

For further information, please contact employment@gw.govt.nz

Applications close: Monday 15  August 2022

All applicants will be required to provide proof of their eligibility to work in New Zealand.